TRR photo by Kimberly M. Weyandt
In Gieger farm’s silo, pictured above, un-dried hay is stored. The hay ferments and becomes haylage, one of the five essential parts of a dairy cow’s diet.

Udder fun down on the farm

By KIMBERLY M. WEYANDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY—Smooth and creamy milk spilled from the steel jug and into a bucket as Matt Gieger, working son of Stephen Gieger of Gieger’s Dairy Farm, prepared to feed the calves at the 25th annual of “Down On the Farm Day.”

Held at 15 or 16 dairy farms on a rotating schedule, the event sets consumers loose to explore farming equipment, tour the barn, watch a haying demonstration, meet the calves of the local 4H and sample ice cream.

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Seeking alternatives in education

By KIMBERLY M. WEYANDT

EQUINUNK, PA—When Lisa Hoffman lost her Sullivan West elementary teaching position and had to rethink her career, she found a silver lining that could teach a lesson in alternatives.

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Central New York Railroad on slow track

By TOM KANE

RIVER VALLEY—“We haven’t made a whole lot of progress in the six months we’ve been in operation,” said Walter G. Rich. “It takes time to get a business to switch from one carrier to another.”

Rich is president and CEO of the Central New York Railroad (CNYRR), which has leased the rail line along the Delaware River between Port Jervis and Binghamton, NY.

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